There may still be a place for 1x in the pro peloton
It’s over two years since the UCI quietly scrapped its 3:1 rule for frame tube profiles. So what’s changed since?
We investigate whether a dedicated bike for the colder season is a necessity or a luxury, and ask do you really need a winter bike?
They may be bombproof but tubeless tyres have yet to catch on in the ranks of the pro peloton; Simon Smythe asks why
Simon Smythe reflects on the regulatory inertia that some say is stifling innovation in bike design
With rain, frost and a heightened amount of detritus now decking the lanes, Simon Smythe researches the right rubber for winter riding
We get to grips with the slippery subject of choosing a chain lube
Thanks to interactive apps, the days of staring at a garage wall are gone; but how much do you need to spend to get the most out of turbo training?
We can’t all be Geraint Thomas, so should we have a bike like his, asks Simon Smythe
Changing to puncture-resistant tyres for the winter used to be standard practice but better rubber means it’s no longer a necessity
Could the simplicity and low weight of a 1x set-up outweight its flaws? Quieter, more secure, lighter — these are just some of the praises our dirt-riding brethren have been…
Listening to music while riding is controversial but the evidence regarding safety cuts both ways and a favourite tune can boost performance
We ruminate on riding against the machine: should we use data all the time when cycling?
Brands will always have data to back up the bikes they make - but what trends do those building bikes for individuals see?
Simon Smythe wonders whether road riders need to avoid chain slap in the same way mountain bikers do
With incredibly broad cassette ranges with larger gears now the norm, we ponder the future of compact chainsets
Will yet another extra sprocket make us better cyclists? We look at the possibility of 12-speed groupsets on road bikes, and the benefits they could offer.
Optimising aerodynamics is a trade-off between perfection and real-world versatility
Travelling with a bike is a faff, and with many destinations offering hire options, it’s never been easier to outsource your holiday machine
The lengths manufacturers go to to perfect their rubber suggest there is more to tyre make-up than meets the eye
Is there more to a good cycling shoe than a super-stiff sole? James Bracey investigates…
Aero road helmet: The latest wind-cheating lids are a common sight in the pro peloton - but does the everyday rider need one?
Simon Smythe and Paul Norman evaluate the real-world benefits of cutting-edge skinsuits that promise to cut drag to a minimum
Featherweight frames are set to plummet still further thanks to graphene carbon
High-end carbon wheels can turbo-charge your performance and boost your morale — But is it worth upgrading to anything other than this miracle material?